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Re: medicating children

Posted by dove on November 20, 1999, at 9:22:31

In reply to Re: medicating children, posted by Elizabeth on November 20, 1999, at 7:30:50

> What psych medications typically given to children are sedating or creativity-dulling?

There is a history of manic-depression in my family and the meds used to combat this seem to dull and inhibit the creativity that also seems to accompany it. I have mixed feelings about the different mood-stabilizers to say the least, hopefully I can educate myself and overcome my personal biases.

> Well, if they haven't been diagnosed with a disorder they probably shouldn't be on meds.

Yes, none of the other kids are on meds. I was kinda fighting the stereotype of the family that drugs all their children because they all have behavior problems. I have met the parents and children of families that do this, so I was a little defensive :-)

> That is good. I think any responsible parent should do this.

Thank you.

> "Frustration tolerance" is a nice descriptive term from this. If ADHD is indeed her problem (I haven't read all the threads), this is common. (Has she ever tried antidepressants -- SSRIs in particular?)

She has tried some of the SSRI's with mania promptly presenting itself, in hours of the first does actually.

> My best to you and to your daughter.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate it.





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